|Who is it?||Actor|
|Genre||Family drama Political thriller|
|Created by||Gideon Raff|
|Developed by||Howard Gordon Craig Wright|
|Starring||Adam Rayner Jennifer Finnigan Ashraf Barhom Khaled Abol Naga Fares Fares Moran Atias Noah Silver Anne Winters Salim Daw Mehdi Dehbi Alice Krige Justin Kirk Melia Kreiling Chris Noth|
|Composer(s)||Mychael Danna Jeff Danna|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||32 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Howard Gordon Gideon Raff Hugh Fitzpatrick Glenn Gordon Caron Christopher Keyser Avi Nir David Fury Michael Lehmann Peter Noah Ken Horton Craig Wright David Yates Ang Lee|
|Producer(s)||Pavlina Hatoupis Gergo Balika Howard Ellis Adam Goodman Lahav Doron Dennis Hammer Khadija Alami Caglar Ercan Evrim Sanal Mustafa Uslu Ronald M. Bozman Avraham Karpick|
|Cinematography||Attila Szalay Itai Ne'eman Avraham Karpick Chris Seager|
|Editor(s)||Sang Han Garret Donnelly Don Broida Gerald Valdez Sondra Watanabe Jordan Goldman Matt Chessé Tanya M. Swerling|
|Running time||55 minutes (pilot) 43-55 minutes (regular)|
|Production company(s)||Teakwood Lane Productions Keshet Broadcasting FX Productions (2014-15) FXP (2016) Fox 21 (2014) Fox 21 Television Studios (2015-16)|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV) 720p (HDTV)|
|Original release||June 24, 2014 (2014-06-24) – September 7, 2016 (2016-09-07)|
The pilot episode has been criticized by some for Adam Rayner's lackluster performance, the show's depiction of the Middle East, and for being boring – others have said it is a nuanced performance in an understandably complicated role. Alan Sepinwall at HitFix labeled the show "messy", and criticized Adam Rayner's performance as Barry: "Rayner is so bland, so lacking in charisma in the role – Barry is by nature, a quieter, more reserved character, but there are ways to play silence that aren't remotely this dull – that it's baffling that Gordon and company would go to the trouble and risk the justifiable anger over the casting."
The show's depiction of Jamal al-Fayeed as a rapist was also criticized. Maureen Ryan at The Huffington Post accused the show of using Jamal's sexual assaults to add "edge" and "atmosphere" to the show: "The women in these scenes are devices—they are there to create an atmosphere of danger or to move the plot along." The A.V. Club's Todd VanDerWerff also agreed that the sexual assaults were used as plot devices: "The pilot is far too cavalier about throwing around sexual assault as a plot point, even if it's trying to make a point about women's rights in Middle Eastern nations." He added that the scenes "leave a bad taste in the mouth".
On January 13, 2015, Fox Home Entertainment released the first season of Tyrant on DVD. As of June 14, 2016, the 2nd season on DVD is available for purchase on Amazon, but is manufactured on demand. The third and final season was released on DVD on August 8, 2017.
Season 3 episodes were also filmed in Budapest, Hungary (June 2016).